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    SubjectRe: How to check if kernel sources are installed on a system?
    Lee Revell wrote:
    > On Thu, 2006-05-25 at 21:19 +0000, devmazumdar wrote:
    >> How does one check the existence of the kernel source RPM (or deb) on
    >> every single distribution?.
    >> We know that rpm -qa | grep kernel-source works on Redhat, Fedora,
    >> SuSE, Mandrake and CentOS - how about other RPM based distros? How
    >> about debian based distros?. There doesn't seem to be a a single
    >> conherent naming scheme.
    > I'd really like to see a distro-agnostic way to retrieve the kernel
    > configuration. /proc/config.gz has existed for soem time but many
    > distros inexplicably don't enable it.
    > Lee

    A-men to that!. Basically what really needs to happen is for all the distros to
    adopt Fedora's way of shipping kernel headers. If you're not going to ship
    source for the kernel, atleast ship kernel headers for the kernel that you are

    Anything to get out-of-kernel modules compiling without jumping through 1000
    hoops is good.

    best regards
    Dev Mazumdar
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